[Mossel Bay, South Africa, 03 July 2019] Around R7000 was raised and 60 packs of sanitary pads collected when 83 Garden Route fisherman together with their friends and families turned out to support the Mossel Bay Charity Fishing Competition, hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Port of Mossel Bay on Saturday, 29 June 2019.
The initiative was held in honour of Youth Month in collaboration with The CALL, a non-profit organisation operating in and around Mossel Bay.
Port Manager, Shadrack Tshikalange thanked participants for supporting the drive, proceeds of which will go towards helping to keep underprivileged girls at Great-Brak Secondary in the classroom. “We set a target of 100 participants and we are thrilled that the event attracted 83 enthusiastic fishermen, which is a significant improvement from previous fishing competitions, where numbers were very low,” he said. “It was a great day filled with fun for the whole family and we appreciate the goodwill shown by the Garden Route community, who helped us realise our goal of keeping girls in school. TNPA has also encouraged employees to help us reach our goal of 200 sanitary pad packs.”
|Category||Name of Angler||Species|
|1st Prize Largest Edible||Pieter Breedt||Yellow Belly Rock Cod (34 cm)|
|2nd Prize Largest Edible||Pieter Breedt||Red Rock Cod (34 cm)|
|3rd Prize Largest Edible||Dwight Brunders||Black Tail (30 cm)|
|1st Prize Largest Non-Edible||Luan Els||Black Ray (174 cm)|
|2nd Prize Largest Non-Edible||Andre Els||Black Ray (170 cm)|
|3rd Prize Largest Non- Edible||Marnus VD Linde||Sooth Hound Shark (40 sm|
|Largest Yellowbelly Rock Cod Species (Released)||Pieter Breedt||34 cm|
|Junior Catch, Largest Edible||Luke Constance||Black Tail 40 cm|
|Abnormal Catch||Robert Edwards||Seal|
|Most Catches – Edible||Mr. Brunders||Black Tail (x9)|
Caption: Scenes from the Mossel Bay Charity Fishing Competition 2019.
About Transnet National Ports Authority
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is one of five operating divisions of Transnet SOC Ltd. The National Ports Authority is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system, which it manages in a landlord capacity. It provides port infrastructure and marine services at the eight commercial seaports in South Africa – Richards Bay, Durban, Saldanha, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Mossel Bay and Ngqura. It operates within a legislative and regulatory environment and is governed by the National Ports Act (Act No. 12 of 2005). For more information visit www.transnetnationalportsauthority.net.